Anne Haworth trained as a textile designer with a specific interest in relief printing. She creates monotypes, collographs, cardcuts, woodcuts and linocuts on paper and also transfers them into screen prints on cloth.

“I love the immediacy of relief printing, the textures and patterns, the accidents that occur in the creative process that lead to new ideas”

Anne set up her own label, ‘Curious Cloth’ in 2014 for work on cloth.

“My images are inspired by a story or theme that interests me. I begin with drawings, I then expand those ideas using different types of relief printing on to paper. I translate some of my prints into designs which I screenprint on to cloth.  I cut and stitch the fabric into objects and items such as handbags, cushion covers, tea cosy’s, hats, tea towels and aprons.”

Anne has worked as an artist in schools using a range of media but particularly enjoys enthusing pupils on the diverse nature of printmaking, she currently runs ‘Printing on Fabric’ workshops for adults at the Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative (GPC) at Griffin Mill in Thrupp, Gloucestershire. gpchq.co.uk